The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza
The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza is an absolute hoot. This book was sold to me as being “where Bridget Jones left off” but it is so much more than that. Coco never lived up her single days. She got married young, had a son and put her dreams on hold to raise a family. But years later, with a novel under her belt, a graying husband and a grown son, she feels like her time to really “live” is now. But, that all changes wen she catches her husband in bed with a younger woman. Armed with her iPhone as a confessional of sorts, Coco takes on the world and meets hunky Adam and begins to see forty as the new twenty. In emails to her friend Chris, she documents her hilarious transformation as she picks up the pieces from her old life and moves on.
I found this book hilarious and I also enjoyed the angle seeing as how it was written by a man. I loved watching Coco transform into a strong woman and I loved it even more that she did it when she was forty. The narrative and use of the emails was unlike anything that I’ve ever seen before and I think it really helped pace the story and give us a timeline as to what was going on. Robert did an amazing job at creating a very likeable character in a not so great situation. Although one might expect this story to be sad considering the subject matter, it really is inspiring in a “new hope” kind of way. Overall, a really fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed it!